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The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre

Jack Zipes

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153384
eISBN:
9781400841820
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153384.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

If there is one genre that has captured the imagination of people in all walks of life throughout the world, it is the fairy tale. Yet we still have great difficulty understanding how it originated, ... More


Remaking “Bluebeard,” or Good-bye to Perrault

Jack Zipes

in The Irresistible Fairy Tale: The Cultural and Social History of a Genre

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153384
eISBN:
9781400841820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153384.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes Catherine Breillat's film Bluebeard. It argues that Breillat's filmic appropriation of Charles Perrault's “Bluebeard” is part of a memetic process that entails imitation, ... More


juana canabal antokoletz juana canabal antokoletz Trauma, Gender, and the Unfolding of the Unconscious

Elliott Antokoletz

in Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195365825
eISBN:
9780199868865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter explores personal and social factors in the development of trauma, the importance of mutual recognition and gender, and the relation to language and meaning. In Debussyés opera, it ... More


Duke Bluebeard's Castle: The Nietzschean Condition and Polarity of Characterizations: Diatonic‐Chromatic Extremes

Elliott Antokoletz

in Musical Symbolism in the Operas of Debussy and Bartok

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195365825
eISBN:
9780199868865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195365825.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Opera

This chapter looks at Door V, Bluebeard's Domain, which represents the culminating point for the polarity of darkness and light, based on large-scale and local use of geometrically expanding ... More


The Useless Mouths and Other Literary Writings

Simone de Beauvoir

Margaret A. Simons and Marybeth Timmermann (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036347
eISBN:
9780252097195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036347.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This book brings to English-language readers literary writings—several previously unknown—by the author. Culled from sources including various American university collections, the works span decades ... More


The Tale of Bluebeard in German Literature: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present

Mererid Puw Davies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242757
eISBN:
9780191697180
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242757.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

‘Bluebeard’, in which women are slaughtered by a monstrous husband and their bodies hidden in a horrible chamber, is the most hair-raising of tales; yet with its happy ending, it also has a utopian ... More


Epilogue: Bluebeard Today

Casie E. Hermansson

in Bluebeard: A Reader's Guide to the English Tradition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732306
eISBN:
9781604733532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732306.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Several versions of Charles Perrault’s French fairy tale “Bluebeard” exist today, such as the pantomime Bluebeard (2003) by Paul Reakes, S. P. Somtow’s novel Bluebeard’s Castle (2003), and Pierre ... More


Letters from a Bachelor Kafka's Letters to Felice Bauer

Elizabeth Boa

in Kafka: Gender, Class, and Race in the Letters and Fictions

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198158196
eISBN:
9780191673283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158196.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Kafka's written work, particularly his much-celebrated novel The Castle, has been widely praised by feminists for its depiction of female power holding sway over a male society. Despite this positive ... More


‘Der Gute Blaubart’: Bluebeard at the Turn of the Century

Mererid Puw Davies

in The Tale of Bluebeard in German Literature: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242757
eISBN:
9780191697180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242757.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter identifies a sea change in a group of texts from the turn of the last century in which the traditional focus on the heroine is replaced by a focus on Bluebeard, who becomes a tragic ... More


‘Ich … Verließ Das Haus Im Morgengrauen’: Bluebeard in the Later Twentieth Century

Mererid Puw Davies

in The Tale of Bluebeard in German Literature: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242757
eISBN:
9780191697180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242757.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses another strand of the 20th-century Bluebeard tradition that imagines Bluebeard neither as a tyrannical husband nor a hero, but as an oppressive, psychological principle ... More


Blaubarts Schatten: Some Conclusions

Mererid Puw Davies

in The Tale of Bluebeard in German Literature: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242757
eISBN:
9780191697180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242757.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter draws conclusions from the material studied; analyses the formation of the Bluebeard canon; and summarizes how ‘Blaubart’ reflects changing issues in gender politics, the process of ... More


Champagne and Tears: Ninotchka, Midnight, and Ball of Fire

GENE D. PHILLIPS

in Some Like It Wilder: The Life and Controversial Films of Billy Wilder

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125701
eISBN:
9780813135403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125701.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

When he was preparing Bluebeard's Eighth Wife for filming, Ernst Lubitsch wanted Charles Brackett to write the screenplay. He did not ask the studio for Billy Wilder as well because he did not want ... More


From The Sunshine Trail to Sweet Little Devil (1923)

Howard Pollack

in George Gershwin: His Life and Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520248649
eISBN:
9780520933149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520248649.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, American

Gershwin ventured again into the realm of satirical Americana when in 1923 he provided music for the western comedy picture The Sunshine Trail. In early 1923, he also wrote some numbers for a Sigmund ... More


Civilian Government and Politics (the 1930s)

Mark Clague

in The Memoirs of Alton Augustus Adams, Sr.: First Black Bandmaster of the United States Navy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520251311
eISBN:
9780520933811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251311.003.0011
Subject:
Music, History, American

Three tragedies assailed Adams in the early 1930s. Economic stagnation gripped the islands in the wake of the navy's departure, proving one positive contribution of the naval administration. While an ... More


Bluebeard: A Reader's Guide to the English Tradition

Casie E. Hermansson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732306
eISBN:
9781604733532
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732306.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

Bluebeard is the main character in one of the grisliest and most enduring fairy tales of all time. A serial wife murderer, he keeps a horror chamber in which remains of all his previous matrimonial ... More


Was She Guilty or Not?: The Curious Heroine Meets the Wicked Novelist

Hilary M. Schor

in Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials of Realism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199928095
eISBN:
9780199980550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928095.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter takes up the story of Bluebeard’s wife, her curiosity and her fatal knowledge, in William Thackeray’s Vanity Fair. What happens when Thackeray opens the locked door is very different ... More


Bleak House and the Curious Secrets: “Who Copied That?”

Hilary M. Schor

in Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials of Realism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199928095
eISBN:
9780199980550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928095.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

From its first chapter, Bleak House provides a short history of realist fiction, not just for the sheer pleasure of showing off, but to suggest the myriad ways information reaches readers of the ... More


The Bluebeard of the Classroom: Bad Marriages, General Laws, and the Daughter’s Curiosity

Hilary M. Schor

in Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials of Realism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199928095
eISBN:
9780199980550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199928095.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, Women's Literature

Charles Dickens’s Hard Times is a novel of political and social representation, steeped in the problems of utilitarianism. But in this novel he also returns to the problems of novelistic ... More


Appropriate or anathema? The representation of incest in children’s literature

Alice Mills

in Incest in contemporary literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526122162
eISBN:
9781526138767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526122162.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter draws attention to the extreme unspeakability of incest in children’s literature and the rarity of texts either literally or symbolically dealing with the topic. It analyses Crew and ... More


Principal Variants

Casie E. Hermansson

in Bluebeard: A Reader's Guide to the English Tradition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732306
eISBN:
9781604733532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732306.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

In 1695, Charles Perrault wrote a French fairy tale, “La Barbe bleue” (“Bluebeard”). Published in 1697 and translated into English in 1729, it featured a character that had dominated international ... More


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